You Worship by Surrendering

“Give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” Romans 12:1-2

Listening for Leaders

Ministry has its challenges. As a leader in a Women’s Ministry, I could not get out of my own way. In my zeal to serve and get the job done, I misunderstood my task. The job was not done correctly, feelings got hurt, the blame game ensued, and I felt broken and useless. Why?

Charles Livingston – Free Indeed

“Mrs. Livingston, you’ll never see your son walk the streets of Columbia again.” The words rang in Carrie Livingston’s ears as Dick Harpootlian, then Deputy Circuit Solicitor, stood before the court, asking the jury to convict her 32-year-old son for murders he didn’t commit.

Thy Will Be Done

Standing in the driveway looking up at the full moon recently, I had difficulty seeing any stars because of the brightness of that larger light. Psalm 8 came to...

The Relationship Between Emotional Maturity and Spiritual Maturity

Peter Scazzero, the founder of New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, stated, “Emotional health and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while...

A New Year’s Revolution

From Joe McKeever's Blog My New Year’s revolution: “To Abide” Posted on January 1, 2016 by Joe “Abide in Me and I in you” (John 15:4). Resolve….resolution. Revolve…revolution. “I am the vine; you are the branches.  He who...

Five Facts about Prayer

Prayer: He has taken all the work out of it! By Pastor Joe McKeever Your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him. –Matthew 6:8 We would all like...

Leading like our Greatest Leader

Pentecost is the story of the birth of the church. But, if one went by the reading from Acts 2, one would imagine that the birth of the Church...

Watching Souls Depart

I drove past the Hospice unit with my blinker flashing, planning to turn in and check on a congregant. It’s funny how quickly a habit becomes ingrained; he had...

Slandered for Our Savior

“Whenever anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready to defend it.  Yet do this with respectful humility, maintaining a good conscience.  Act in this way so...